West Des Moines, IA — Telligen, a 100 percent employee-owned ESOP company, announces the appointment of Dirk Schroeder, ScD MPH to its board of directors.

Dirk Schroeder photo; Telligen board member

Dirk Schroeder, ScD MPH

Dr. Schroeder brings more than 30 years’ experience across the healthcare spectrum and is a nationally recognized expert in leveraging digital solutions to educate, engage and change health behaviors among multicultural populations. As a digital health entrepreneur, he co-founded HolaDoctor in 1999, which grew to become the largest digital health company serving Hispanic and multicultural populations. HolaDoctor was acquired in full by Pan-American Life Insurance Group in 2017.

Schroeder is the managing director of the Advancing Health Innovation in Africa (AHIA) program at Emory University, where he has been a professor of global health and business since 1993. He is the founder and principal of Updraft Health Innovation Advisors, a management consulting firm that provides guidance to entrepreneurs and companies worldwide.

“I am honored to join Telligen’s Board of Directors and look forward to working with the company’s outstanding team of leaders,” said Schroeder. “I was drawn to Telligen for its long record of building innovative solutions that improve quality of care among diverse populations, and, as an employee-owned entity, Telligen’s ability to consistently deliver for its clients. I am very excited to be a part of the company’s next phase of growth.”

The Telligen board provides governance, leadership and guidance in service of the company’s overall mission of transforming lives and economies by improving health by deploying proven health management solutions.

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About Telligen
For more than 50 years, Telligen has been transforming lives and economies by improving health. Telligen serves commercial clients and government programs at the federal, state and local level, improving health outcomes for millions of people nationwide. For more information, visit www.telligen.com.